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Help Hyperthyroid Harry & Halfway Home Pet Rescue
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Hi my name is Kelly and I am a volunteer/board member with Halfway Home Pet Rescue in Caribou, ME. I have been volunteering with HHPR since the end of 2012. I have also volunteered with shelters/rescues in the Massachusetts area. Caring for these ...
Hi my name is Kelly and I am a volunteer/board member with Halfway Home Pet Rescue in Caribou, ME. I have been volunteering with HHPR since the end of 2012. I have also volunteered with shelters/rescues in the Massachusetts area. Caring for these rescued animals is a passion of mine. If I could spend every second of every day with them, I would. I love them all like they were my family.

I am campaigning for donations to help pay for medical bills involved with rescuing our little fighter, Harry.

Harry, a declawed, neutered, young male cat was found outside and unable to defend himself, and just skin and bones and extremely weak. He was such a sweet loving boy with a beautiful gentle soul and we wanted to help him in any way possible to start his new life in a much healthier and happier way. This poor declawed cat was left outside and unable to catch any food. He would have starved to death if he had not been rescued by the police. The first visit to the vet came with a recommendation of lots of TLC and wait to see if he can recover.

Harry had a serious case of internal parasites and we treated him for that thinking this was sapping all the nutrients from his food. But after two weeks, he had not gained one ounce despite eating like a pig. So it was time to return to the doctor.

Harry stayed at the hospital for testing. He needed to have blood work to check out a few things. He could not ever recover the way he was then and HHPR felt he deserved the chance to get well. He may need some dental work as well. His heart was working very fast so that will have to be checked out. We told the vet we would give him this chance like we would any rescued animal. We are not at all sure how much this is all going to cost or if he can get fully recover and have no relapses. There was some kidney issues to consider. He is still so loving.

Harry was found to have a hyperthyroid condition and surgery was an option. We had 4 options:
1. Go to Portland for radiation treatments (hugely expensive), 2. Do surgery and remove the swollen gland, or 3. do a lifetime of medication using about $400.00 of medication in every year and a half, or 4. Have Harry put down. Having Harry put down was never an option. We wanted him to have a future, a great future, a sick-free future. We chose to do the surgery and have his swollen thyroid gland removed on April 22. He was so anxious to live and so extremely loving that we would want to give him a chance to know what it felt like to be healthy as well as happy and he is now.

Harry was our 1,000 intake which made him even more special than we already thought he was.

Any donations made will go straight to any medical bills associated with Harry's intake, surgery and any future medical bills he may endure.



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